Commercial Appliance Service Tips for the Kitchen
Five Tips for Refrigeration
1.Keep units dry:
Slips and falls in refrigeration units are not uncommon. By paying special attention and drying floors in the walk-in, you ensure employee safety and prevent coils from freezing up.
2.Keep tubes and drains free of debris:
Drain pans and tubes often attract sludge and slime, leading to freezing. The freezing of these parts can lead to damage to the refrigeration system.
Gaskets can split and crack, leading to cool air leakages. Additionally, dirt and grease can reduce these items' life expectancy, so routine cleaning is essential.
At least once every few months, it would be best if you cleaned the condenser and evaporator coils. These components are critical to the proper functioning of your system.
5.Check air filters:
Ventilation is vital to the operation of your refrigerator units. Too much dust or debris on the air filters can lead to poor ventilation, leading to other costly issues down the road.
Three Tips for Fryers
1.Clean combustion fans:
A fryer’s combustion fans are essential to its operation. These fans should be cleaned at least once per month to prevent damage to the unit.
2.Monitor for gas leaks:
Gas leaks are dangerous. Check for leaks every four to six weeks by spraying gas supply hoses with soapy water. Bubbles indicate a leak. Also, if you smell gas at any time, stop what you are doing and check the system.
3.Boil out the fryer routinely:
It helps maintain a system if you boil out your fryer at least once per week. Fat and carbon build up on the heating element and in the tank with frequent use and can impede performance.
Two Tips for Grills, Ranges, and Griddles
1.Check grease filters:
Buildups of grease potentially restrict airflow, affecting evenness and cooking times. You want to clean or replace filters on overhead exhaust units to prevent such buildups.
2.Clean burners, flattops, or grates:
Every day, workers should scrub down all surfaces of cooking equipment. At least once per month, a more thorough cleaning should be performed, like soaking.
How long has it been since your commercial kitchen was serviced? Contact a CASCO representative to schedule an appointment and equipment assessment.